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Overall, pretty good product minus one or two things....,
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I'm not sure if I'll use this enough for it to really be worth the 60 bucks or so it cost me, but we'll see. As far as the product itself. It's really small and it's neat that it can be attached to your Nikon camera strap within its own protective case so that one is much less likely to lose it. Of course if you lose your camera or it's stolen, there goes the Wireless Mobile Adapter along with it.
The app was super easy to find and naviagate on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and the app is free. The directions of the product tell tell you what to search for when you're trying to find the app from the Android market. It comes up and you simply download and install the app. The app is pretty darn basic and simply lets you take pictures remotely using your phone or allows you to download pics from your D3200 to your phone. All of this of course is done wirelessly, which was the whole point you're thinking about buying this accessory. The download is pretty quick, depending upon the file size...obviously. My camera is set to normal jpeg file size so to download say 4 shots from my D3200 to my phone it was maybe 3 seconds total?
Obviously you need a WIFI connection to use this Wireless Mobile Adapter and to download pics to your phone.
My only real gripe is that once you download pics to your phone, they ARE NOT stored in your Gallery folder. They are stored elsewhere on your SDcard or phone. I had to go into the My Files app on my phone and find them...once in there you find the folder labeled Nikon_WU and open that folder to move them. You have to move them into your Gallery folder from there, which takes some time, though isn't too difficult. I wish the app had a setting sort of like a Save As setting so you could establish where you want your files downoaded before you actually download them. In other words, I don't like that the downloaded files are default downloaded into the Nikon_WU folder; I'd like to decide on my own where they get downloaded.
Uploading your photos from the app to Facebook or via text or email is a breeze...just like you would do from your phone normally.
A couple times the accessory was a little tempermental in hooking up to WiFi, and it took a couple minutes, but other than that the device works fine. It has a little green light that shines solid when the WMA is connected and you're ready to download or take pics. The only other thing I'd change is the technology so that even though you have the accessory plugged in to the side of your phone, you could use still use your digital viewfinder on your D3200. As it is right now, once you plug in the accessory to your D3200, you can no longer make adjustments to your shot using the digital viewfinder. You can set your camera to autofocus and it will focus for you and that's about it.
I would say I would probably buy this product again as it is cool to remotely take pics using your cell and then download them to your cell phone, I just wish they were downloaded to the Gallery folder on my phone by default and not the Nikon folder. The D3200 I abosolutely love...the quality of action and portrait shots it takes is awesome for my uses and it works well with this WMA.
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Initial post: Jul 14, 2013 12:09:04 PM PDT
You do not actually have to be in a wifi zone to use this. It sets up a local wifi from the camera. I have used it on the lake.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 10, 2013 10:36:38 AM PDT
Sometimes I wish people wouldn't write some of these reviews since they do not actually know too how the devices really work...
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